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Cooking & recipes from the past...

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GHeather

GHeather Report 2 May 2013 17:29

What humans used to eat in Prehistoric Times, in Roman times, the Middle Ages, all the way through to the Victorians... is very interesting! Did you know the phrase: 'Pot Luck' originated in the Middle Ages, when a cauldron or pot of stew was cooking over the fire, a person would be offered a ladleful. If they were lucky the offering might have some tasty meat, or perhaps not, just mainly veg. The person had to take: 'Pot Luck', and accept whatever came out of the pot... Another bit of interest, did you know that in 1665 Charles II was shown the first pineapple ever to be grown in Britain! If you have any thoughts/views about cooking & recipes from the past... please share them, thanks.

GHeather

GHeather Report 2 May 2013 17:33

In Prehistoric Times... humans would mainly eat: meat, such as deer, fish, birds, eggs, plants, such as Nettles/dandelions/Jack by the hedge, berries: blackberries, elderberries etc... crab apples, rosehips. Even roots & grubs to stay alive! What no Fish & Chips, no Chinese, no Indian... :-(

Mayfield

Mayfield Report 2 May 2013 18:07

I've heard they were keen on long pig too!

Mayfield ;-)

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 2 May 2013 18:54

I have heard that "Fishnets Takeaway" in Wollongon, New South Wales
do a really tasty "Mammoth burger," if you fancy going for one. :-D

GHeather

GHeather Report 2 May 2013 19:38

'Mammoth burger' must be better than an ancient Roman dormice burger! lol :-D